Women’s History: February 21

21 Feb

Pioneer in Women's Education

Happy Birthday, Alice Freeman Palmer. At age 26, Palmer became President of Wellesley College. Palmer was the first woman to be the head of a nationally known college at a time when there was still debate as to whether or not women should be educated.

Happy Birthday, Nina Simone. Simone is one of my personal favorites.

It was not until February 21, 1980 that the AFL-CIO voted to reserve 2 seats on its 35 member executive team for a woman and a member of a minority group.

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